Voting In Iowa

PRIMARY ELECTION
June 5, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Online/Mail | May 25, 2018
In-Person | No Deadline
Only at assigned polling place - ID required

OTHER UPCOMING IOWA ELECTIONS

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. Voters registgering in person on Election Day must provide ID at their polling place. Click HERE for more info. Voters registering online MUST provide an Iowa Driver's License or State ID Number and the last five digits of social security number. Voters registering by mail do not need to provide ID.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information HERE. Voters must have a valid Iowa Driver's License or non-driver State ID and the last five digits of social security number to register online.

DEADLINE: Ten (10) days before a General Election. Eleven (11) days before a Primary Election.

Voters may register to vote after the deadline. See SAME-DAY REGISTRATION for more info.

Paper Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their local County Auditor.

DEADLINE: Ten (10) days before a General Election. Eleven (11) days before a Primary Election.

Voters may register to vote after the deadline. See SAME-DAY REGISTRATION for more info.

Same-Day Registration?

YES. Voters may register to vote on Election Day at the polling place associated with their current address. Click HERE to find your polling place.

Voters must show a current Photo ID and proof of residency by providing documents from a list of approved documents. If the voter is unable to provide the required documents a registered voter from their precinct may attest for them. Both the voter and the attester will be required to sign an oath swearing the statements being made are true. Click HERE for more info.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Iowa.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. Voters who are seventeen and a half (17 1/2) years-old can pre-register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

YES. Voters may update their address at the polling place associated with their current address, but may be asked to show ID from a list of approved IDs. Click HERE for more info.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NO. Beginning January 1, 2018, voters will be asked to present ID, but if they are unable they may sign an oath verifying their identity they may vote a regular ballot.

Beginning January 1, 2019, voters will be required to show a driver’s license, non-driver’s ID, passport, military ID, veterans ID, or Voter ID Card at the polls before they vote.

For more info you can go HERE.

Absentee Voting?

YES. Iowa is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can download and print a form and mail or hand deliver it to their local County Auditor's Office.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: No specific deadline, but recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Iowa is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to Vote-by-Mail if they choose. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Iowa is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their County Auditor's Office and vote that ballot in the same trip.

In-Person Absentee voting begins no earlier than forty (40) days before Election Day and ends at 5:00pm the day before Election Day. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Iowa voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

LIMITED. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before a Presidential Election may vote in the preceding Presidential Primary Election.

Beginning January 1, 2019, all registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Iowa should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Iowa.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go HERE for more info.

Felon Voting Rights

Voting rights may be restored by application to the Governor's Office after completion of the sentence, any required probation, parole, or supervised release, and all court costs, fees, and restitutions have been paid. Ex-felons wishing to have their rights restored should call the Governor's Office at 515-281-5211 or visit the Restoration of Rights website.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.